Northwestern State University and Stick It Phlebotomy held a commencement ceremony for graduates of a phlebotomy technician course offered through NSU’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education. The class, which had a 100 percent pass rate, required students to complete 100 clinical hours and 100 venipunctures and complete the National Board Certification Exam on site. The course also included Basic Life Support Certification through the American Heart Association.
From left are Dr. Darlene Williams, NSU’s vice president for Technology, Innovation and Economic Development; Lauren Garcie, Sarah Gibbs, Kourtney Hayward, Hannah Isgitt, Alyssa LaCour, Instructor Sherry Hinton, Nikita McCullar, Janice Moore, LaToya Richards, Amanda Ross, Lauren Smith, Shelly Soileau, Jessica Spaulding and Melanie Bedgood, ECE coordinator. Another 7-week phlebotomy technician class will begin Oct. 3. For more information, contact Bedgood at (318) 357-6355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.